HIP GUIDE
 
HOW MUCH AND WHEN TO TIP IN ISTANBUL

As a rule of thumb, you are expected to tip 5-10% in restaurants, cafés and bars. Hotel staff expect, depending on their duties, between 5 to 20 Turkish Liras for their services. For taxi drivers, don’t tip, just round up the fare. So, a fare of 8.60 TL, will become 9 TL.